Church Teachings - Human Sexuality

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church
      Article 6 of the Catechism, on the Sixth Commandment, sections 2331 to 2400, has many relevant sections on humanity, how we are created male and female in the image of God, and how we are called to live a chaste life (click "next" to access the sections).
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Chastity and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
      Article 6 of the Catechism, on the Sixth Commandment, sections 2337 to 2359, has many relevant sections on humanity, how we are created male and female in the image of God, and how we are called to live a chaste life.
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Considerations Regarding Proposals To Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons
      Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 2003 document on the issue of legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons.
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Deus Caritus Est (God Is Love)
      Pope Benedict XVI's 2005 Encyclical Letter On God's Love.
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Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)
      Pope John Paul II's 1995 Encyclical Letter on the Gospel of Life.
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Familiaris Consortio (The Role of the Christian Family)
      Pope John Paul II's 1981 Apostolic Exhortation that provides the map for Christian marriage and family life in its moral, spiritual and evangelical dimensions. It provides detailed strategies for families to achieve their high destiny as the source of true civilization, the Civilization of Love.
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Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life)
      Pope Paul VI's 1968 Encyclical Letter On Human Life.
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Letter To the Bishops of the Catholic Church On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons
      Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 2003 letter on the pastoral care of homosexual persons.
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Mulieris Dignitatem (The Dignity and Vocation of Women)
      Pope John Paul II's 1988 Apostolic Letter on the Dignity and Vocation of Women.
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Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality
      The Pontifical Council for the Family explains the what, how, and why of teaching wholesome and healthy sexuality to children. They strongly emphasize the parent'srole of educating in matters of love and sexuality.
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Veritatis Splendor (The Splendor of Truth)
      Pope John Paul II 1993 Encyclical Letter on Truth shows with wonderful clarity how we can know the truth and follow it. This historic encyclical deals with the principles of Christian morality. Beginning with the fundamental question of what is good and evil, the Pope shows the solid ground for resolving these issues. He then constructs the framework needed for a dependable system of moral principles. Along the way, he deals with modern attacks on morality such as relativism, proportionalism, and consequentialism.
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